J.D. Salinger filed suit in a NY Federal Court against the anonymous author of the forthcoming sequel 60 YEARS LATER: Coming Through the Rye, also naming UK company Windupbird Publishing, Sweden-based Nicotext, and SCB Distributors (which sells Nicotext books in the US) in the action. The complaint declares, “the sequel is not a parody and it does not comment upon or criticize the original. It is a rip-off pure and simple.”
This Courthouse News piece adds, “Salinger says the defendants are acting in bad faith to confuse the public, which is likely to think that he wrote the sequel. He wants publication enjoined, all copies of the book destroyed, damages and costs.